Author Archives: UntraveledRoads

About UntraveledRoads

Fascinated by life, looking for answers to chronic pain and finding unexpected gifts. Interested in people, ideas, healing and humour. I am very happily married with three children and a kitten. As English born immigrants to Canada, we have family spread overseas, a daughter in South Africa and one in England. We also run a charity in South Africa to educate black, rural South African Women. Our first girl from a rural township has just graduated as an accountant from Johannesburg University and got a good job in a bank.

Six Small Words

Just six short words from a doctor I had never met before – and a lifetime of slights and hurts fell away. First, he asked permission to use my first name, something no other doctor has done.  Immediately, the balance … Continue reading

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Adjusting Our Sails

“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails. Elizabeth Edwards   “If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces!” Shane Koyczan   My mother used to tell me … Continue reading

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Talking to Cancer

You try all avenues with cancer, starting with blaming yourself: am I a cancer personality?  Have I negative emotions?  Then you also try eating differently, perhaps energy work; you name it, there’s a therapy.  My doctor is attacking it with … Continue reading

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Sweet as a Baby

Information comes in the weirdest ways, which makes me believe in coincidence or at least some greater intelligence.  In “Letters to the Editor” in the UK Telegraph, there was, as always, discussion of the faults of the National Health Servuce. … Continue reading

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Steering on Steroids

Steroids actually make me go to sleep to my great surprise – initially. During the day when I want to do things, I am curled up with an audiobook that comes and goes as I drift. It makes for an … Continue reading

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Swings and Roundabouts

The science is beginning to confirm what we have intuitively known all along: we are greater than what we have been told. We are not just a skin-encapsulated ego, a soul encased in flesh. We are each other and we … Continue reading

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Odd Woman Out

My memory of the royal wedding isn't the dress or the kiss. It is Meghan's mother, seated alone and dignified, watching her daughter leaving her world – with a quiet grace. England put on its best: guards, horses, the aristocratic … Continue reading

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